- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 03 Apr 2017
The Work and Height Regulations 2005 required that where public access to a potential danger areas is necessary, then debris netting must be used to catch falling materials, including dust which can cause discomfort or eye injuries. Risk assessments must be carried out to determine the safety measures that need to be installed.
- It provides safe containment of debris, protection of workers, the public and traffic.
- Its versatility as an enclosure system means it is easy and economical to handle and can hang vertically or horizontally to achieve maximum coverage.
- The edges are reinforced with eyelets for quick and easy attachment to a scaffold using wire or plastic ties.
- It allows air movement, which can ventilate the scaffold and reduce wind loading.
- It provides shading against bright sunlight whilst allowing enough light in for tasks to be carried out.
- It gives some protection to work areas and workers from inclement weather conditions.
- It is flame retardant..
Debris netting can be made of a range of materials such as:
Debris netting is typically green in colour. However, in sensitive of high profile locations, debris containment can be provided using printed materials that can for example show the façade of the building behind the material, images of the completed development, details of the project team or client, advertisements and so on. For more information see: Building wraps.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Building wraps.
- Health and safety.
- Road sweeper.
- Rubble chute.
- Temporary works.
- Work at height regulations.
 External references
- Health and Safety Executive
Featured articles and news
How to deliver a five-fold multiplier effect from investment in water infrastructure.
RSHP's Leadenhall building is named a 2018 RIBA National Award winner.
Gary Neville's controversial Manchester tower gets the green light to go ahead.
Health and safety is everyone’s responsibility.
BSRIA guide to energy storage in buildings - a technology overview.
The UK’s largest Passivhaus accredited affordable housing scheme.
ICE set out 5 recommendations for the Government Construction Strategy 2018 update.
Balfour Beatty fined £500,000 for exposing workers to hand-arm vibration.
James Brokenshire launches a consultation on banning combustible cladding.
A year after Grenfell, we have a collection of 30 articles telling you everything you need to know.
Detailed guidance about construction waste management.